the teacher

the teacher

A Poem by KWP

nestling into the moment can be tricky 

when there is a whirlwind of 

unfolding non-existent drama in your head


like a whirlpool down the drainpipe 

courage is fiercely sucked away 

the world, it seems 

against …. 


I was walking down the street

pondering this very thought 

when I bumped into you 


as usual you greeted me with the 

kind of warmth you find in a mothers arms 

cradling her bub 

outpouring …. 


we walked together but said nothing 

you know me

you know that the whirlwind grips me 

you are the calm weather after the storm

breeze drifting 

gentle …. 


your inherent wisdom

speaks volumes 

even in silence 

….


tumultuous is what others may look upon your life

but nestle into the moment 

snug and neat you do 

for there are many aspects of life we cannot control 

I know this 

but it seems you live this - how so?


and as much as you look to me for lessons in life 

it is you 

who is the teacher the

universe has sent for me 


it is all within you 

we know this inherently 

We just need to reduce the noise 

let the silence prevail 

allowing clarity to win the day 


finally we can understand 

the teacher has been there all along 

© 2020 KWP


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Ah-so, Dear Elizabeth 🍂

There is an ancient written oeuvre, "When the student is ready, a teacher will appear."
Still, even the most astute teacher must find a "teachable moment" if they are to successfully impart their treasures to another … this valuable lesson has been thoroughly imparted unto me over the years.

In my mind's-eye, the truly charming aspect flowing throughout this excellently penned Free Verse piece is that your teacher never realizes he is, and that you've yet to confide this to him … how beautiful a relationship is that between teacher and covert protege … I feel the most gentle hummm of mantra rising from the kindly essence of your words.

"it is all within you
we know this inherently
We just need to reduce the noise
let the silence prevail
allowing clarity to win the day
finally we can understand
the teacher has been there all along"

Dear Poetess, you have learned so very well … thank You for the lesson in gracious gratitude, delivered ever-so gently by the purest heart and skillful hand! ⁓ Richard 🍃

Posted 4 Months Ago


KWP

4 Months Ago

I had to look up oeuvre and realised I have many :D thanks for that.

A lovely review.. read more
Richard 🍃

4 Months Ago

Ditto to thee. : )
This poem speaks volumes very clearly and in depth. Yes the teacher has always been present if we are keen to listen to his instructions

Posted 6 Months Ago


Super missed ♥️♥️♥️🥳🥳🥳👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Merry Christmas 🐒🍾🎂

Posted 9 Months Ago


This will be universally appealing.

Posted 9 Months Ago


I agree. We do need direction but we decide.
"it is all within you
we know this inherently
We just need to reduce the noise
let the silence prevail
allowing clarity to win the day"
I agree with the above lines. We must know what we need and do it. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 10 Months Ago


You inevitably touch me with sanity, humour, frenzy, adventure or snatches of look and see. Here with those words you meet the lot and more. Walking quietly, feeling the unspoken, thinking without knowing it.. maybe. Need read a third time. Do know that this teacher straddles a world of experience and seems for me, incredibly generous. I wonder if Experience is the name of the teacher. dear E. and, perhaps ~ just perhaps, he, them, she, it, wear a coat of chosen colours and textures that becomes worn over time but remains durable.L ' . you .. who is the teacher the ~ universe has sent for me ..' Perhaps?

Posted 10 Months Ago


KWP

9 Months Ago

You always make me smile :) This is a great summation - it was a snapshot at a dropdown received fr.. read more
emmajoy

9 Months Ago

Wish I could soar into that warmth! Had to walk then cycle in chilly rain yesterday (early Sunday n.. read more
one of your best Elizabeth .. that's my opinion .. straight talk blended with the easy flow of a slow moving river ... the sun kissing its banks .. a walk about with your protagonist such a wondrous gift says i .. and bumping into you ... an old friend this wisdom .. a treasure and so very simple .. love love love this one .. i think its your best expression of the wisdom of "now" ;)
E.

Posted 10 Months Ago


KWP

10 Months Ago

hello you - well if that's your opinion, I will take it :D

it was a moment in trying.. read more
Einstein Noodle

10 Months Ago

when my wife died .. i used mental pictures and scenes to help deal with the pain i felt .. simply h.. read more
KWP

10 Months Ago

wow - what a magnificent analogy - so so beautiful - there is such wisdom win here - I will email yo.. read more
This is one of my favorite poems of the past couple months. I love how conversationally you present this, it feels as if we're watching & also inside this back-and-forth, yet your message is so profound it feels like you're advancing epoch ideas here. We all need teachers of this very kind. We all teach each other along these very avenues. To be lost & exasperated & misguided is the human condition. There are a few noble standout teachers we might stumble across . . . but for the most part, we all fall apart & put ourselves back together at the same time, going along, trading positions as for who is leading who. The thing I love most about your poem are the details you use to paint how it can be when we don't let life get us down, when we work with the tough stuff in valuable ways. These are the things most people struggle with & these are hard lessons to incorporate regularly (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 10 Months Ago


KWP

10 Months Ago

What a delight you are - glad you enjoyed this one - I wanted a bit of depth with brevity and lightn.. read more
There are those who teach us in the classroom, and those who teach is in the life outside...
the ones we listen to, watch, absorb...
and they influence us greatly in how we approach each day, each situation,
each love of another or love of self.
j.

Posted 10 Months Ago


KWP

10 Months Ago

thanks Jacob - when the student is ready the teacher will appear right ?? :D

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